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Playing catch-up - 2781 features: W/L &Ha, some 2782 features Ha

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#1 philmor56

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:25 PM

Hi all!

I had a disappointing fall with poor seeing and/or clouds on my weekends, and when I could image I never had time to do any processing.

(Poor me)

Since 2781 & 2782 have been imaged many times here I decided to stick to what grabbed my interest.

 

The following photosphere (White light) images were taken November 8 with my Orion 120ST Achro w/ an Altair 2" Herschel wedge, Baader Solar Continuum and ZWO I/R cut.

Skyris 236M camera, SharpCap 400 frames output of 20, 40 60 and 100 frames in AS3! and then I stacked the four images in Registax. (it seemed to help).

Proccessed in ImPPG and PhotoShop.

(I'm still working on my wedge processing, and this was the first time with my 120mm (I have only tried my 72mm before), so I've got a ways to go I think.)

I didn't see much faculae on the larger image so I cropped down to the main grouping.

Some nice granulation with good definition between the umbras and penumbras. 

 

2781-wdg-im03.jpg

 

 

When I zoomed in I found some wonderful light bridge fingers developing in the lower umbral group.

I tried to bring out as much detail as possible.

 

2781-wdg-crp-zm2.jpg

 

Neat.

 

Moving on to Ha.

 

Again, the images were captured November 8 (between 0930 and 1030 EST, more on that later)

 

Lunt 60mm PT with a tilt tune 50mm front etalon.

Skyris 236M camera SharpCap 500 frames, best 75% in AS3!

Processing in ImPPG and PhotoShop.

 

Full Disc.

 

Nice combination of events. Some small filaments kicking around and I saw what appeared to be some flares happening around the active region.

 

full-stk-ushp-imp-ps-lyr.jpg

 

Attaching my 2x Barlow I managed to find this activity. The flare seemed to be forming.

This shot was taken at 0935.

 

2781-flare-0935.jpg

 

And then at 1005 the flare had settled into a nice arch.

 

2781-flare-1005.jpg

 

Cool.


Edited by philmor56, 23 November 2020 - 06:59 AM.

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#2 philmor56

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:37 PM

Some colour versions of the developing flare and the final arch.

 

2781-flare-0935-clr.jpg

 

2781-flare-1005-clr.jpg

 

As far as 2782 went, I only had a bout 20 minutes before the clouds rolled in, so I grabbed what I could on November 11.

 

Some nice arching proms in the active regions, some surface filaments, and I managed to acquire some proms along the limb as well.

 

2782-prt.jpg

 

I again attached my 2x Barlow and came up with this nice arching prom.

 

2782-zm-crp-arch.jpg

 

And a colour shot which helps with the definition I think.

 

2782-zm-crp-arch-clr.jpg

 

Thanks for looking.


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:53 PM

Boy! that's a mess o' pics Phil. Great set and presentation!

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 05:32 PM

Boy! that's a mess o' pics Phil. Great set and presentation!

Thanks John!

 

I've been dying to get at it, so to speak. I just fired up my snow blower today (6" of wet and heavy snow shocked.gif ), so I fear my season may be coming to a close.

Hope you winter is calm and sunny down there.

Cheers



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Posted 22 November 2020 - 05:37 PM

Good session Phil!

 

Very best,



#6 philmor56

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 05:54 PM

Good session Phil!

 

Very best,

Thanks Marty!

Looking forward to your "southern exposures" during my down time here in the Great White North.



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Posted 22 November 2020 - 06:46 PM

Nice imaging Phil!  Keep them coming even if they're old.

 

The first WL image made me a little dizzy, looks almost like it's moving.  Maybe it's the focus?  The second one looks nice and crisp and the Ha images look on point. waytogo.gif


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 08:13 PM

Nice captures , detail is great


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#9 philmor56

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 08:48 PM

Nice imaging Phil!  Keep them coming even if they're old.

 

The first WL image made me a little dizzy, looks almost like it's moving.  Maybe it's the focus?  The second one looks nice and crisp and the Ha images look on point. waytogo.gif

Thanks for the encouragement James, it felt good to be at it again after a few crappy months grin.gif !

Sorry to upset the old equilibrium there! I'll do an audit on that one... I end up with so many iterations that it's more than possible that I JPG'd the wrong version undecided.gif . oops

 

 

Nice captures , detail is great

Thanks BD

I'm finding that when I convert the .TIF's to JPG that the detail improves on closer inspection.

I think I used to know the reason why gramps.gif , but I'll take it either way.

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 10:19 PM

Nice session Phil!  I like how you were able to bring out the light bridges!



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Posted 23 November 2020 - 06:57 AM

Nice session Phil!  I like how you were able to bring out the light bridges!

Thanks Warren.

I'm liking what I can get out of this wedge.

Hopefully I can get a few more sessions in this season.

Cheers




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